While it’s not yet there, Portland is getting ridiculously close to having—like brewpubs—more tech startup accelerators per capita than anyone else. The latest addition? TiE Oregon is expanding its accelerator program to the Pearl, partnering with ISITE Design to open TiE Pearl. Read More
When it comes to early stage startup investing in Portland, one person’s name tends to come up more than any other: Nitin Khanna. An entrepreneur with a wildly successful exit, Nitin has been an early glimmer of the burgeoning “virtuous cycle” investment in Portland—a cycle where successful entrepreneurs become Angels for a new crop of startups. Read More
In the “better late than never” category, I wanted to jump in at the last minute and remind folks that there is a pitch session for the next class of the Portland Seed Fund, tonight, at the TiE Oregon Incubator in Hillsboro.
I know. I know. I’m sorry it’s such tardy notice. But you know, you startup types have to be ready to roll with the punches and change plans quickly. So get on that. Read More
There used to be a time when Portland didn’t have much of a support system for the startups here in town. But that’s starting to change.
So you’ve been flirting with the idea of applying to the Portland Seed Fund. You know, to get some much needed cash and guidance for your startup idea. To get it off the ground. And to, hopefully, take the initial step toward finding more cash from customers and investors.
But, I hear you. It’s intimidating. And you’re not quite sure you’ve got your pitch dialed in. Read More
Whenever someone asks me about the mobile scene in Portland, I always manage to rattle off a number of names of people who are doing some amazing stuff here in town. People who worked on the Obama app, folks who are building apps and powering communications for some of the biggest brands in the world, and people who are pushing the envelope on geolocation.
But for all the mobile awesomeness in town, it’s rare to get a bunch of that talent on one stage. Until now. Next Tuesday, May 24, TiE Oregon has brought a number of those folks together to discuss “Riding the Next Mobile Wave,” Tuesday evening Read More
One of the most pressing issues for entrepreneurs is making connection with like minded people. Be they peers, investors, or mentors and advisers. But making those connections can be difficult.
Luckily, there are any number of organizations in Portland designed to help entrepreneurs do just that. Problem is: you might not know them. That’s why I’m starting a new series. To introduce you two. And you two. And you two. Read More